Sunday, March 25, 2012

Global Awareness--Indonesia

This is a continuing series of posts from recent talks to the student ministry of our church.


Population:  248 million
Capitol:  Jakarta
Life Expectancy:  72 years
     -Muslim:  80%
     -Christian:  16%
     -Hindu:  2%

Indonesia is an archipelago consisting of over 17,000 islands in southeast Asia.  This week I shared briefly about Indonesian culture, including a sport that is popular in many southeast Asian countries.  Sepak Takraw is a sport that requires great athleticism. 

Challenges for Prayer

Indonesia is prone to natural disasters
     -Earthquakes, tsunamis, and typhoons are not uncommon in Indonesia.  Most the the fatalities from the 2004 tsunami were in Indonesia.

Sumatra is the largest unevangelized island on earth
     -Pray for opportunities to share the Gospel in Indonesia.

Bible translation
     -Many spoken languages require many translations of the Bible.

Prayer Reminder

Natural gas is one of Indonesia's largest industries.  Remember to pray for Indonesia when you use your oven, whether it be gas or electric.


*Source:  Operation World by Jason Mandryk  

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